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Volunteer to chair a session

Session chairs run the oral sessions. Specifically, their tasks are to:

  • BRIEF THE SPEAKERS: Welcome speakers to the session, remind them about timing, and tell them about the color card system for tracking time (see below);
  • INTRODUCE EACH PRESENTATION: Make transitions smooth between talks by introducing the presenting author and title;
  • FACILITATE QUESTIONS: At the end of each talk, ask the audience for questions, call on individuals, and moderate as needed;
  • KEEP THE SESSION ON TIME: Keeping talks aligned with the published program is the most important role of the session chair. That way, audience members can attend talks at the scheduled times.

Sign up to chair a session for SOURCE 2021 starting May 1, 2021. Thank you! 

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